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The day of Halloween is finally upon us; the time for creepy stories around a fire, the day for scary costumes, the night for trick or treating neighbours. I love this time of year as it’s an excuse to dress up, ask strangers for sweets and generally have a fear-full time! And what better way to celebrate this holiday than a good ole horror story?
I’m sure anyone who’s ever been …

[ Written by Sophie | 31 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Busy taxi driver turned incredible human nature photographer, Matt Weber, has finally released his urban life photography after 30 years. Inspired by the snapshots of life he encountered on the roads of New York City, he began capturing the soft, emotional and human element to the gritty city. And what he featured highly in his series was the romance between couples and lovers who litter the streets at every turn. …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

With autumn looming in the distance and limited time left of the summer’s sun, the great outdoors needs to be fully seized and enjoyed before it is too late! Road trips, camping trips, hikes, bike rides; all these things must be done before the miserable winter sets in and you regret your missed sunny opportunities. Don’t let that happen and don’t resign yourself to mere daydreams of the faraway exotic …

[ Written by Sophie | 22 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

In the last 12 days of the #DailyTravelette Instagram Challenge you lovely travelettes have done an awesome job! Every day, hundreds of you have been submitting your photograph of the theme of the day and they have been bloody fantastic. From traditional street food to exotic currency, far away beaches to sign posts, you have all submitted some great shots from all over the world.  They’ve made me really up my …

[ Written by Sophie | 2 Sep 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

Whether you’ve traveled the world with a loved one or blushed as you caught the eye of a handsome stranger on a coach, the world is full of romantic possibilities and the date spots are endless! So we girls at Travelettes scratched our heads and reminisced about our favourite dates throughout the world and compiled a lil’ list for you all. Whether you want to snuggle under a rug with …

[ Written by Sophie | 28 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

We all love to travel. It inspires us, motivates us, improves us… and provides great tales that you can share and hold in your heart for decades. Whatever your trip brings you; good times or bad times, you can be sure that’ll leave a lasting impression on your and affect you more than you realise. So when you start scratching your head and thinking about what you’ve actually picked up …

[ Written by Sophie | 24 Aug 2013 | 15 Comments | ]

Oh Glastonbury. The iconic English music festival. The place to be in June where you can frolic in fields, listen to great music, see great fashion, party with friends (and strangers) and just generally have a fantastic knees-up in the old British countryside. You’ve probably been inundated with festival highlights and updates over the media waves as it is the place to be if you’re after a summer festival in …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Have you ever heard of Meshu? If you love travel, jewellery and unique momentos then it’s about time you did. Returning from travels is bound to leave you feeling a bit blue. The memories will last forever, but what happens if you want to have a visible (and pretty) reminder? Fancy wearing your travels on your sleeve? Or perhaps you would prefer to have it around your neck or dangling on …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese dish that can be found all over Vietnam. Super cheap, authentic, fresh, healthy, everything you could ever want while backpacking! Coming from Melbourne and its fantastically diverse cuisine, I had tried the traditional noodle soup dish in the Vietnamese suburb of Richmond. I thought it was pretty good… but going to Vietnam and tasting it fresh at roadside cafes, it blew my mind: “Hi my …

[ Written by Sophie | 27 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

The scooters, mopeds and motorbikes of Vietnam are interesting. Definitely an experience… Scooters are in sheer abundance on the roads of Vietnam. There’s an estimated 3.1 million in the capital city of Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon) and the streets are crammed full of the buzzing two-wheelers. The roads are a semi-organised chaos with manic overtaking, swerving, frantic last minute turns, zigzagging… ploughing through it on the back …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]